Award-winning filmmaker and former Daytonian Tony Heriza returns to the Gem City to premiere his new documentary “CONCRETE STEEL & PAINT” at noon on Saturday, November 14 at the NEON movies. Following the film is a discussion with the director Tony Heriza and with Public Defender Carl Goraleski, and University of Dayton Law Professor Vernellia Randall. Admission is $5.00. Clilck to view the trailer: Concrete, Steel & Paint
“CONCRETE STEEL & PAINT” – filmed in Graterford prison and in the city of Philadelphia – documents a unique collaboration. When men in a prison art class agree to collaborate with victims of crime to design a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. At times the divide seems too wide to bridge. But as the participants begin to work together, mistrust gives way to genuine moments of human contact and common purpose. Their struggle and insights gained are reflected in the art they produce. The documentary is edited by local filmmaker and two-time Oscar nominee Jim Klein. Tony Heriza is one of the founders of CITYFOLK.